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obliged

adjective [after verb] (FORCED)    /əˈblaɪdʒd/ (mainly US or formal obligated)
be, feel, etc. obliged B2 [+ to infinitive] to be forced to do something or feel that you must do something: Doctors are legally obliged to take certain precautions. She feels obliged to be nice to Jack because he's her boss.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of obliged adjective (FORCED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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